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Lily Collins has opened up about her severe eating disorder

Brave gal.

By Bianca Mastroianni
Lily Collins opens up about her eating disorder

Lily Collins has boldly opened up about a serious struggle she’s dealt with, and for that, we praise her even more.

Over the weekend Lily was promoting her latest film To The Bone which will be featured at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

During her interview, she revealed how the role spoke to her on a personal level, as she too suffered from an eating disorder when she was a teenager.

"This was definitely a more dramatic role for me, I suffered with eating disorders when I was a teenager as well," she shared.

"I wrote a book last year and I wrote my chapter on my experiences a week before I got Marti [Noxon]’s script and it was like the universe putting these things in my sphere to help me face, kind of dead on, a fear that I used to have."

She added, "And, a way to explain it as someone who’s gone through it and to open up a topic that is considered quite taboo with young people nowadays, male, female, and to really start a conversation.

"It caused me to have to emotionally go there, but in a way that was the most safe, healthy way possible with a nutritionist, and really to physically go there but also emotionally and it did require a different set of emotional skills, to kind of go back in time for me, with you know, my experiences. So definitely a different type of film for me to do, very, very personal."

To The Bone scene
To The Bone scene

Lily isn’t the first celeb to open up about these struggles, with Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario openly admitting in November that she also struggled as a teen.

"With anorexia, a lot of it is about presenting a front of everything is OK, as you're slowly killing yourself."

"Gone were the days where I was just a happy, carefree kid running around and suddenly I felt this inability to interact with people and to nourish myself."

Props to these brave starlets for letting the world in on their biggest struggles.

If you know anyone, or yourself are suffering from an eating disorder, please contact the National Eating Disorders Collaboration on 1800 33 4673.